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A Separate Peace (1972)

 -  Drama  -  27 September 1972 (USA)
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Gene and Finny are two boys who are best friends living in 1943, at the height of World War II. The idea that the boys will most likely be drafted when they turn eighteen is surrounding ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
John Heyl ...
Finny
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Gene
William Roerick ...
Mr. Patchwithers
Peter Brush ...
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Brinker
Scott Bradbury ...
Chet
John E.A. Mackenzie ...
Bobby
Mark Trefethen ...
John
Frank Wilich Jr. ...
Quackenbush
Elizabeth B. Brewster ...
Mrs. Patchwithers
Edward Echols ...
Mr. Ludsbury
Don Schultz ...
Dr. Stanpole
Paul Sadler ...
Naval Officer
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Gene and Finny are two boys who are best friends living in 1943, at the height of World War II. The idea that the boys will most likely be drafted when they turn eighteen is surrounding them, and they are practically forced to live their lives to the fullest. The two boys attend the Devon School, which prepares them for military life that they will most likely be subjected to. The film begins with a narration by an older Gene, traveling back to Devon some years later. The thing he wishes most to see is the tree, which had a great effect on the boys' lives. Written by Anonymous

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27 September 1972 (USA)  »

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Paz separada  »

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With the exception of Parker Stevenson, most of the boys featured in the movie were real students at Phillips Exeter Academy where the movie was filmed. This includes John Heyl who played Finny. Heyl's Father was the school's on-site doctor. See more »

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Finny: You're crazy.
Brinker: No, that's our other casualty, Leper.
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Remade as A Separate Peace (2004) See more »

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Dissapointing, unrealistic, and depressing
20 July 1999 | by (Dallas, TX (USA)) – See all my reviews

Though this movie is OK, the ending is dissapointing and depressing, the characters' are unrealistic because of lack of character description. The movie does not portray Gene's anguish and deep meaning for his deed. Read the book.


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